Students who study in Estonia for up to six months (one semester) can apply for the long-stay (D) visa instead of temporary residence permit for study.
NB! It is not possible to extend D-visa. Students who stay for longer than six months must apply for the Estonian temporary residence permit for study. For more information please see Residence permits.
D-visa may be issued for single or multiple entries into Estonia. If you plan to travel during your study period, you should apply for the visa with multiple entries. D-visa enables to travel in the Schengen area for up to 90 days in a six-months period.
D-visa holders do not need to register themselves in the Population Register Office in Tartu or apply for the residence permit.
D-visa can be applied in person only at the Estonian embassies. Documents to be submitted upon application for visa:
1. valid travel document which is issued within previous 10 years, contains at least two blank pages for visa and is valid at least 3 months after the expiration date of the visa;
2. application form (provided by the embassy or from the following webpage: Ministry of Foreign Affairs);
3. one photo (size 35x45 mm);
4. an insurance policy valid for Estonia or for the Schengen area with coverage of at least 30 000 EUR for the entire duration of stay;
5.documents indicating the purpose of journey: UT admission letter;
6. any information which supports the applicant's intention to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of the visa;
7. documents proving the sufficient means of subsistence for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the country of origin or residence (71 € for each day in Estonia): i.e. your scholarship proof or bank statement. In case UT pays you a stipend then a proof of receiving a fixed income, while studying in Estonia, is enclosed in the admission package;
8. a visa fee 80 €
NB! Please pay attention when filling in the application that the duration of your intended stay (counted in days) would cover your whole study period. After you have received the visa, you should check if the duration of stay (number of days you are allowed to be in Schengen area) covers your study period. If not, you will later need to apply for the temporary residence permit for study.
Additional information from the web-page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.